Fine Art Digital Printing Seminar. Seattle, WA
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Fine Art Digital Printing Seminar. Seattle, WA

This seminar focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing, primarily referencing inkjet printers. Concentration will be practical help with inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during this lecture.

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Joshua Tree National Park Workshop
Nov
7
to Nov 10

Joshua Tree National Park Workshop

  • Joshua Tree National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Joshua Tree is high desert, exotic flora, desert vistas and wonderful boulder-strewn fields and hills. This workshop is about desert color, organic form and exploration. It is about quiet, and wind, sun, dawn and twilight, star-filled nights and solid photographic information. This workshop will spend four days in this autumn quiet, moving through this desert unhurried, looking around at simple form as much as at dramatic granite boulders and Joshua Trees themselves.

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Digital Black and White Vision and Printing Hands-on Workshop
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Digital Black and White Vision and Printing Hands-on Workshop

  • Stephen Johnson Studios & Gallery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Explore black and white printing in the digital age with a classical landscape photographer who comes from the world of large-format black and white photography and years in the darkroom and has worked hard and early on for the development of high quality digital photography technology.

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Highway One Coastal Journey: A  Digital Photography Field Workshop
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Highway One Coastal Journey: A Digital Photography Field Workshop

From eroded, rocky shorelines, to cliffs, long beaches, redwood forests, and small towns, the coastline south of San Francisco in San Mateo County is complex and varied. We'll spend the day roaming the coast and mountain roads, stopping at state and county parks, and checking out the lunch options along the way. The workshop will be a dynamic combination of a traditional landscape photography workshop while diving deep into the digital age.

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Death Valley in Winter
Jan
18
to Jan 21

Death Valley in Winter

Since 1979 I have led winter photography workshops to Death Valley. I keep returning to this desert because there is a magic here, a quiet and vast expanse of sensual and strange earthworks, remarkable in color, resting under the soft winter light of January.

We will spend our first half day preparing for our outings. Topics covered will be optimal digital camera use in a variety of formats, file size and printing considerations. We will open files, review success, constantly going back in the field putting into practice lessons learned.

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Fundamentals of Digital Photography
Jan
25
to Jan 26

Fundamentals of Digital Photography

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is an exciting exploration of photography's powerful new digital tools with one of the most knowledgeable artists in the field. This class is designed to provide you with the background and understanding to transition your work into the digital realm. The digital basics are covered here, in real world terms, with care to make sure the concepts are understood and the complications simplified. Those basics are built on to tackle the thorny issues of camera design and choice, data storage, color management and printing.

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Masterful Fine Art Digital Printing Hands-on Workshop
Sep
14
to Sep 17

Masterful Fine Art Digital Printing Hands-on Workshop

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Give tangible physical form to your photographs and create the only lasting form of your work, fine-art prints, as beautiful hand-made renderings.

This workshop focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing in our fully-equipped Digital Lab using pigment inkjet printers. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during four days of lectures, printing, and feedback in the studio.

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Photography, Nature and the Cosmos
Aug
15
11:00 AM11:00

Photography, Nature and the Cosmos

This lecture explores our fascination with the heavens and light, fixing the natural world into an image and then transforming that capability into exploring the universe. Optics, light-writing, and the wonder of nature have all folded together into our modern notions of photography and exploration. This synthesis has led Stephen Johnson down the artistic path his career has explored. Join him in telling that story with his recent mind-blowing journey from the living world close-up to the depths of space. 

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Special Projects in Fine Art Digital Printing
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Special Projects in Fine Art Digital Printing

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop is designed to be a follow-up on previous printing classes, helping the students maintain their growth and increasing control of the printing process. More assistance than lecture, this class focuses exclusively on refining your fine-art digital printing using our Digital Lab, primarily using Epson inkjet printers. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers working with Steve again to continue your printing progress.

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Landing Party. Apollo 11 50th. Anniversary
Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Landing Party. Apollo 11 50th. Anniversary

Join us to celebrate and honor the 50th. Anniversary of Apollo 11’s Moon Landing.

50 Years of Space Photography exhibit with additional 35 inch prints from Apollo 11 mission

-Apollo 11 movie in continuous loop

-Debut of Apollo 11 Collectors Portfolio

-Remote Presentation by TV Correspondent Morton Dean

-Special Presentation on the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project

-Mission Posters on display and Souvenirs

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Flora and Form: from Orchid Gardens to Digital Lab
Jun
13
to Jun 15

Flora and Form: from Orchid Gardens to Digital Lab

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have you ever visited a nursery or greenhouse, and thought about how great it would be to capture the beauty, color, line and form of an orchid, or unusual succulent that inspires you and preserve it in a photograph? Access can be hard, and using a tripod can be impossible and not allowed. Perhaps you hesitated because you felt the need for instructional help with the technical, aesthetic and compositional framework to make it happen.

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Other Worldly Lecture. Marin Photo Club.
May
13
6:30 PM18:30

Other Worldly Lecture. Marin Photo Club.

  • 770 Tamalpais Drive Corte Madera, CA, 94925 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Steve will discuss his exhibition of new prints from over 50 years of Space Photography is joining the current Life Form Exhibition for a mind-blowing journey from the living world close-up to the depths of space. The Space Exhibit evolved out of Steve’s longterm interest in the space program and views offered of the heavens and by spacecraft far away. The concentration on the exotic form of the living world of the Life Form work inspired this expressive look at the wonders of the very large and distant in this print exploration of photographs Steve had been gathering for years.

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Other Worldly Lecture. The Bay Area Photography & Exploration Society.
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Other Worldly Lecture. The Bay Area Photography & Exploration Society.

  • 1220C Linda Mar Blvd. Pacifica, CA 94044 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Steve will discuss his exhibition of new prints from over 50 years of Space Photography is joining the current Life Form Exhibition for a mind-blowing journey from the living world close-up to the depths of space. The Space Exhibit evolved out of Steve’s longterm interest in the space program and views offered of the heavens and by spacecraft far away. The concentration on the exotic form of the living world of the Life Form work inspired this expressive look at the wonders of the very large and distant in this print exploration of photographs Steve had been gathering for years.

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Photoshop Selections, Adjustment Layers, Tone and Color
Apr
27
to Apr 28

Photoshop Selections, Adjustment Layers, Tone and Color

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This workshop is part of a series of classes concentrating on the tools within Photoshop critical to Photographers. It is a great chance to explore digital photographic editing with Steve in his custom-built lab. Hands-on help and demonstrations of his use of editing tools, executed with restraint and finesse, will benefit all of your digital photography work. This class is designed to break down the steps to really understand the processes, and to work through difficult images.

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De-mystifying Color Management
Apr
20
9:00 AM09:00

De-mystifying Color Management

Join us for a one-day in-depth exploration of Color Management theory and practice designed to get you comfortable with the concepts and architecture of color management and build practical experience methods for using profiles for monitor display and in printing. Monitor calibration and print profiles will be explained and you will have hands-on experience making both.

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Image Editing Two Day Intensive
Jan
26
to Jan 27

Image Editing Two Day Intensive

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a great chance to explore digital photographic editing with Steve in his custom built digital lab. Full lab access and your own work station with hands-on help and demonstrations of his use of editing tools with restraint and finesse will benefit all of your digital photography work. This class is designed with the time to really understand the processes, and to work through difficult images.

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Point Lobos, Carmel and Big Sur.
Dec
1
to Dec 3

Point Lobos, Carmel and Big Sur.

Three Days in Point Lobos. Carmel and Big Sur. Fieldwork at the park and visits to Photographer's Studio, Carmel Galleries. Lectures and presentations.

Ansel Adams called Pt. Lobos "the greatest meeting of land and sea" on earth. It is truly an amazing combination of rock, surf, wildlife, changing light and abstraction...aqua surf, orange lichen, organic rock forms and waving sea palms. We'll walk the trails, wander the rocks, get lost in form and light.

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Practical Problem Solving & New Opportunities in the Digital Age of Photography Lecture. Focus Group Camera Club.
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Practical Problem Solving & New Opportunities in the Digital Age of Photography Lecture. Focus Group Camera Club.

The digital age of photography offers unique opportunities to address longtime photographic issues and new opportunities to take photography to an even greater power to record what we see and react to with our hearts.

This lecture address both the practical and the aesthetic with detail and sensitivity. Issues are addressed such a chromatic aberration, perspective, exposures with realistic shadow and highlight representations, realistic color including remapping default camera interpretation to more custom and accurate renditions. 

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Fine Art Digital Printing Lecture. PhotoPlus 2018. New York City.
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Fine Art Digital Printing Lecture. PhotoPlus 2018. New York City.

This seminar focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing, primarily referencing inkjet printers. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during this lecture.

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Highway One San Mateo Coast Workshop
Aug
25
to Aug 26

Highway One San Mateo Coast Workshop

The coastline south of San Francisco in San Mateo County is one of the most beautiful stretches of land and sea anywhere. From eroded, rocky shorelines, to cliffs, long beaches, redwood forests and small towns, this coast is complex and varied. We'll spend the day roaming the coast and mountain roads, stopping at state parks, county parks and checking out the lunch options along the way.

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Magic and Wonder of Raw with Photoshop
Jul
7
to Jul 10

Magic and Wonder of Raw with Photoshop

  • Stephen Johnson Photography (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a great chance to explore digital photographic editing with Steve in his custom built digital lab. Full lab access and your own work station with hands-on help and demonstrations of his use of editing tools with restraint and finesse will benefit all of your digital photography work. This class is designed with the time to really understand the processes, and to work through difficult images.

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STEPHEN JOHNSON: THE DESERT LIGHT
May
6
to May 10

STEPHEN JOHNSON: THE DESERT LIGHT

Stephen Johnson will lead a special workshop exploring the desert landscape at the 2018 Palm Springs Photo Festival. Attendees will make work together in the spectacular landscapes near Palm Springs and its environs. Stephen will share his love of the desert, exotic flora, desert vistas and wonderful boulder-strewn fields and hills. This workshop is about desert color, organic form and exploration. It is about quiet, and wind, sun, dawn and twilight, star-filled nights and solid photographic information. The light and color will be as much our subject as the land itself. We will work photographing the ancient palm oasis, the magnificent San Jacinto mountains and desert.

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Fine Art Digital Printing Lecture. New York City.
Apr
26
1:00 PM13:00

Fine Art Digital Printing Lecture. New York City.

This seminar focuses exclusively on improving your fine-art digital printing, primarily referencing inkjet printers. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during this lecture.

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Seeing Beauty in Photography
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Seeing Beauty in Photography

Why do some images move us, and others leave us cold? What makes a good photograph? What makes us pick up the camera at a particular moment? How do we work toward understanding our momentary visual curiosities and turn them into strong photographs? Why do we point the camera in one direction instead of another when the subject matter might be very similar? Why does a photographer take so long to make a photograph? What constitutes a beautiful print?

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Viewpoint: Life Form Artist Reception, Sacramento, CA (General Public)
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Viewpoint: Life Form Artist Reception, Sacramento, CA (General Public)

  • View Point Photographic Art Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Life Form Series comes from Johnson’s lifelong fascination with organic form and design. Not only has he found solace in the natural world, but his respect for all living things has profoundly affected how he has lived his life. Johnson’s photographic work has long reflected this interest and respect.

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Viewpoint: Life Form Artist Reception (Member Event) Sacramento, CA
Mar
9
5:00 PM17:00

Viewpoint: Life Form Artist Reception (Member Event) Sacramento, CA

The Life Form Series comes from Johnson’s lifelong fascination with organic form and design. Not only has he found solace in the natural world, but his respect for all living things has profoundly affected how he has lived his life. Johnson’s photographic work has long reflected this interest and respect.

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